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Old 07-22-2010, 02:19 AM   #1
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This seems to be an emerging pattern: I get so sick of black beer during the winter that I don't make any for several months.

Last winter I had too much Stout. I had what seemed to be a steady stream of black beer. I ended up trudging my way through the last of it and got back to making IPAs.

Now I'm still maintaining a pipeline of IPA, but it's time to get stouting again. I need to make one for my brother in-law's birthday in December, so I need to hone in on a recipe, so I brewed one several weeks ago.

I just tapped this first new stout of the year, and I am in love. I can't hardly avoid going down there just for another hit from the faucet.

Maybe this winter I won't overdo it and I'll be able to keep one handle on stout all year round.

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Old 07-22-2010, 04:31 AM   #2
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I made a ten gal batch of Belgian strong ale and I'll forever regret it. I can imagine being blacked out by stouts. Its good that your back into em. I would like to keep a nice and lighter stout for the summer and drink it in between wheats and heffs. I cant wait to get back into porters and stouts for this winter.

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I vowed to always have a Stout in rotation................... havent had one on tap since April...............................

Meatheads, we both are.

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Stout in the winter, then a porter in the spring. Low-gravity brown for the summer, barley wine for the fall (NPI).

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I'm pretty seasonal with my beer preferences, but it's not because I burn myself out on certain beers during certain times of the year.

I simply don't want to drink a heavy stout when it's 98*F degrees outside!

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I drink stout all year long, I can't get enough of it personally. I do tend to drink less during the summer though for the same reason as Walker. A nice mild or bitter works best for me in the hot months.

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I'm pretty seasonal with my beer preferences, but it's not because I burn myself out on certain beers during certain times of the year.

I simply don't want to drink a heavy stout when it's 98*F degrees outside!
Oddly, the residents of Jamaica, Sri Lanka etc do.
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Every good irishman should have a stout on tap every day of the year

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My Double Chocolate Oatmeal Stout "blacked me out". I Still have a couple of gallons of it, getting very little play time in this near 100 degree summer.

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I try to make alot of stout in the winter to last the rest of the year. I agree also though that it is generally too heavy for the summer and mostly gets used for indoor tastings.

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